Even as fans and followers of Eric Oehler (Null Device) and Matt Fanale (Caustic), we weren’t ready for Klack. Born out of a mutual love for classic EBM, new beat, and eurodance, the two long time friends and collaborators founded their new project as a means to explore those sounds and ended up producing one of 2017’s most unexpectedly catchy and fun EPs. With more new material coming in 2018, we asked the duo to put together a mixtape highlighting the sounds that influenced their latest collaboration. When asked about those influences they had this to say:

“Klack is very much of an aesthetic. We went into this project with a very particular set of influences and reference points; we wanted to, at least for the time being, limit ourselves to the sort of music that got us interested in the genre in the first place. This meant a lot of the classic “big names” of EBM, New Beat, and Eurodance. Half the inspiration for any given Klack song can be traced back to the synth-tom fills in [Microchip League’s] “New York.” Stream their mix from the widget below, and be on the lookout for more Klack in the not-so-distant future!


Microchip League, “New York”
Body Party, “Terminator One”
Voyou, “Houseman”
Nitzer Ebb, “Without Belief”
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Mars Needs Women”
Snap!, “Rhythm is a Dancer”
Front 242, “U-Men”
Depeche Mode, “Something To Do”
Peter Gabriel, “I Have the Touch”
Eric B. and Rakim, “Paid in Full (Coldcut Remix)”
Art of Noise, “Beat Box”
Confetti, ” The Sound of C”
A Split Second, “Rigor Mortis”
808 State, “Empire”
Empirion, “Narcotic Influence One”